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06-03-2016 05:39 PM

Is $1400 a fair price for a excellent condition used 2007 PM2000 with wide table?


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#1 posted 06-03-2016 05:46 PM

It’s worth a good look at that price IMO. Take some pics.

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#2 posted 06-03-2016 07:08 PM

I’d buy it at that price, if the condition really is excellent.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#3 posted 06-03-2016 07:51 PM

last one I saw around here on CL was $1700
but it was near perfect condition

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#4 posted 06-03-2016 11:36 PM

FWIW I paid $1500 for a 2007 PM2000 3hp with 50” fence and a WoodWorker II blade. All factory accessories where included. Had some light surface rust as all thing that go unused here in Florida have, but the rest looked like it maybe saw 1-2 hours of use in it’s life.

This was the 1st one I had seen in a year of searching and had to rent a small trailer to haul it. Of course since then I’ve seen 4-5 of them come and go on CL since then. I’ve been happy with the purchase, no regrets.

Quik

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#5 posted 06-04-2016 02:22 AM

Mine is a 2013 that I bought used here in Socal for 1900 bucks. It was used by a hobbyist and the guy who passed away took real care of his stuff. With the lift gate rental truck I was in it for 2K and he threw in all his sleds and jigs plus a brand new Forrest WWII saw blade. I believe that the geograpical location is the driving force in wood working tools. For instance in Socal not too many powermatic or saw stop TS come for sale here.

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#6 posted 06-04-2016 12:51 PM

I had a look, and this saw is definitely used, likely professionally, and I would be at least it’s 3rd owner. It has no legs and a big saw mark in the fence. The guy says he has never tuned it. No extras mentioned so what you see is what you get. It started up and ran fine, the motor sounded strong to me. Nice sounding power. I’m thinking I would be at $1000 if that. Thoughts?

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#7 posted 06-04-2016 01:09 PM

$1000 seems a bit low, but I suppose it can’t hurt as a starting point. How high to go really depends on how much you like and want it. $1000 would be a great deal, but $1400 wouldn’t be terrible either.

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#8 posted 06-04-2016 01:45 PM

Even considering all the rust coming through the paint? I know it doesn’t affect its operation, but that detracts from its value. Missing legs and a new fence side costs money to replace as well, probably $300 I would estimate. I was expecting to pay $1500 for an excellent condition saw without a lot of rust I guess…..

I can wait out a sale and get this for $2700 shipped new.

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#9 posted 06-04-2016 01:49 PM

Is that your diet Pepsi and fruit loops on the saw?
How long are the rails? Does it need legs? Looks like somebody used the fence as a sacrificial fence with a dado.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#10 posted 06-04-2016 02:10 PM

Hey, it has a riving knife…... That alone makes it worth it. I don’t know anything on what a Powermatic saw is worth. A saw in the condition that I see in these pictures tells me that that saw has not been abused. It’s a tool, to be used, and an excellent quality machine at that. Bad paint, a nick here, a cut there does not inhibit performance.

One of these days, I’m going to post some pictures of my saw. Fair warning, I don’t want anyone to have a heart attack while viewing them…........... Jerry (in Tucson)

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#11 posted 06-04-2016 02:29 PM

The saw looks fine to me. With a riving knife, seems like a good value at $1400. Maybe not a steal, but definitely fair. $1000 would be great from your perspective…but if I doubt the seller goes for it.

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#12 posted 06-04-2016 04:01 PM

Lol. That was my diet and my daughters breakfast in the picture.

It needs legs. It needs a fence face.

Should I look at a new grizzly 3hp cabinet saw? Any appreciable quality difference between the PM and the Grizzly?

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#13 posted 06-04-2016 04:44 PM


Lol. That was my diet and my daughters breakfast in the picture.

It needs legs. It needs a fence face.

Should I look at a new grizzly 3hp cabinet saw? Any appreciable quality difference between the PM and the Grizzly?

- noone

There are some quality differences, but some are subjective and hard to put a value on. Grizzly is excellent value, and good quality, especially for a hobbyist, but the PM is built for commercial duty 24/7. The PM also has a 30” deep table vs 27”, plus built in wheels and a cast iron base shroud. It also uses meehanite cast iron, the bearings and switch are probably better, and likely the motor has some advantages too. I’d also give the PM fence the nod over the both Grizzly fences. I like the Griz 3hp cabinet saws a lot for the price, but few would argue that the PM isn’t the more robust machine. If having a warranty, and that “new car smell” means a lot to you, definitely go for the Griz. Two years from, it’s probable that the PM will still be worth the $1200-$1600 range….most of the depreciation has already been taken. The Griz will likely be worth around $800 once used for a couple of years.




p.s. Leaving pop cans on a cast iron surfaces is a no-no in most shops….they can leave marks.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#14 posted 06-04-2016 05:00 PM

I’m now debating buying new either the PM2000 or a grizz.

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#15 posted 06-04-2016 07:23 PM

By the way, I offered $1100 to the guy and he is now ignoring me and will not counter. I’d rather wait for a sale and buy a new one for $2700 shipped to my door, but that’s my opinion.

If it was in excellent condition as advertised, I could see paying $1600.

The wait for a premium saw continues…...

Are new Delta Unisaw’s worth a look? I keep hearing that Delta is crap now so that scares me when I think about buying anything Delta.

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